Infant and Toddler Stimulation Program
The Infant and Toddler Stimulation Program provides families with a comprehensive parent training program that enables them to be active participants in their child's education right from the start. Children may enter this 'center based' program at 3 weeks of age; it is designed to benefit children through 3 years of age. Parents, caretakers and/or guardians will meet with the Infant Toddler Developmental Teacher once a week for a session lasting one hour. During that time the adults are taught practical and specific infant and toddler stimulation techniques in the areas of fine and gross motor, communication, cognition, and self-help to use with their child at home.
Elementary School Program
The Learning Experience School Elementary program provides students with the opportunity to develop and refine skills in areas such as Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Curricular activities encourage active learning through exploration with hands-on materials and interaction with peers and adults. Based upon student assessments, teacher evaluation, and parental input, an Individualized Education Program is developed. Curriculum resources are utilized throughout the students' educational programs. We believe that if we hold our students to high expectations and standards, while providing the proper support, they will succeed.
Middle School Program
The Middle School Program provides students with the opportunity to engage with technology, text, teachers, and with their peers in order to begin transitioning from childhood to pre-adolescence. Students begin to encounter life experiences while becoming an active participant in his/her daily routine. Based upon student assessments, teacher evaluation, and parental input, a specific Individualized Education Program is developed. Long- and short-term objectives are identified and taught systematically and individually along the developmental continuum. Students develop skills that are essential for achieving greater independence, responsibility, self-awareness, and understanding of various perspectives and promote higher academic aptitude.
High School Program
The High School Program serves adolescents and young adults between the ages of 14 and 22. The school incorporates five important cornerstones: academics, daily living skills, athletics, community-based instruction, and vocational training. The academic program includes Reading, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Personal attention and individualized strategies enable students to capitalize on their strengths, while working to improve their challenge areas. The Daily Living Skills component focuses on basic life management skills that are essential to normal adult functioning. Every aspect of living is taught in a step-by-step approach. In Community Based Instruction (C.B.I.), students are assessed individually and a program is planned to meet their particular needs. The student develops necessary skills for their independence in the community. The students then move ahead into the community as a "worker in training," learning the basic skills required in a work place.
Shannon Adult Program
The Learning Experience School is committed to providing a state of the art educational program to all of our students. The Adult Program provides classroom instruction on a daily basis to teach Functional Reading, Functional Math, Computer training, Pragmatics, Health and Wellness, Daily Living Skills, and Fine Arts.
Our educational programs are individually planned and monitored to tap into the unique learning styles of each student. We implement a distinctive arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and increased self-esteem.
Shannon Adult Program also provides students with the opportunity to participate in Community Based Instruction (CBI) and a Work Experience program. We create partnerships with local businesses and corporations in order to facilitate working opportunities and relationships for our participating adults.